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1930 Portsmouth Spartans season
Head Coach Hal Griffen
Home Field Universal Stadium
Results
Record 5–6–3
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Playoff Finish
Timeline
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Established on July 12, 1930,[1] the 1930 season was the inaugural season of the Portsmouth Spartans (now the Detroit Lions). The club was sponsored by the Green Bay Packers. In the team's first season, the Spartans tied for seventh in the league.[2] The Spartans played their first game on September 14 beating the Newark Tornados 13–6.[3] One notable game was on September 24 when the Spartans defeated the Brooklyn Dodgers at Universal Stadium. It was the first NFL night game played in front of portable lights.[3]

The Spartans scored 176 points (12.6 points per game), which ranked 3rd out of 11 in the NFL.[4] On the defense, the club allowed 161 points (an average of 11.5 points per game), 8th in the league.[4]

ScheduleEdit

Week Date Opponent Result
1 September 14, 1930 Newark Tornadoes W 13–6
2 September 24, 1930 Brooklyn Dodgers W 12–0
3 October 5, 1930 Chicago Cardinals T 0–0
4 October 8, 1930 Frankford Yellow Jackets W 39–7
5 October 12, 1930 at Minneapolis Red Jackets L 13–0
6 October 22, 1930 Chicago Bears W 7–6
7 October 26, 1930 at Chicago Cardinals L 23–13
8 November 2, 1930 at Green Bay Packers L 47–13
9 November 5, 1930 New York Giants L 19–6
10 November 9, 1930 at Staten Island Stapletons T 13–13
11 November 15, 1930 at Frankford Yellow Jackets L 7–6
12 November 30, 1930 at Chicago Bears L 14–6
13 December 7, 1930 Minneapolis Red Jackets W 42–0
14 December 14, 1930 Green Bay Packers T 6–6

StandingsEdit

Template:1930 NFL standings

RosterEdit

1930 Portsmouth Spartans roster
Quarterbacks

Running Backs

Wide Receivers

Tight Ends

Offensive Linemen

Defensive Linemen

Linebackers

Defensive Backs

Special Teams

Reserve Lists
  • Currently vacant

Rookies in italics

Awards and recordsEdit

ReferencesEdit

Brooklyn Chicago Bears Chicago Cardinals Frankford Green Bay Minneapolis
Newark New York Portsmouth Providence Staten Island
 

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